Music has always been my big thing. From as far back as I could remember, all I ever wanted to do was play in a band.  After trying keyboards, and guitar, I settled on drums. I joined my first band when I was 14, and travelled up and down the country playing anywhere that would have us. I was into Heavy Metal. Bands like Iron Maiden, Saxon and  Judas Priest were my heroes. Life was one big party.  All that stopped in 1993 when I came down with Beijing Flu. But this flu didn't go away. It went on and on, month after month. I was bed ridden, and couldn't eat. Simon Bates & Steve Wright became my best friends, while I drifted in and out of consciousness, day after day, week after week, month after month. Doctors couldn't help me, saying I was 'depressed'. All through those dark, pain filled days the one thing that drove me on was music. I missed it so much, but never considered the possibility I would never play again. My spirit was soaked with the music I'd listened to. Attitude laden rock that told me that no matter how much you were hurting, how much you were suffering, you NEVER give up.

Since getting to the point of being able to play again, I had always thought about using music to promote awareness of ME, and also give hope to sufferers. Fate has now conspired to allow me to do this, albeit in a small way.

Even after starting to play again, I was let down by people I regarded as 'friends', so would like to thank the Skinwalker guys, and my other band, Black Wolf Run, for believing in me.

Mike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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